Avatar Comparison Chris Desmond

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This is a parrallel comparison between James Cameron's Avatar and Tolken's Lord of the Rings.

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Avatar Comparison Chris Desmond

  1. 1. An Epic C omparison The Lord of the Rings
  2. 2. Jake Sully <ul><li>Bonding to the Toruk </li></ul><ul><li>Neytiri tells him he has a good heart </li></ul><ul><li>After they plan to execute him, he still helps them fight </li></ul><ul><li>Menatly he has the strength to learn a new culture </li></ul>Frodo Baggins <ul><li>Volunteered to take the ring </li></ul><ul><li>Becoming friends with every new person who meets him </li></ul><ul><li>Gave no concern to his own life </li></ul><ul><li>To carry on after all was lost </li></ul>
  3. 3. Sub-Heroes <ul><li>Neytiri </li></ul><ul><li>Grace </li></ul><ul><li>Norm </li></ul><ul><li>Tsu’tey </li></ul><ul><li>Trudy </li></ul><ul><li>Hobbits </li></ul><ul><li>Gandalf </li></ul><ul><li>Aragorn </li></ul><ul><li>Gimli </li></ul><ul><li>Legolas </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Quest <ul><li>To learn about the Na’vi </li></ul><ul><li>To save Pandora and its inhabits </li></ul><ul><li>To take the ring to Mordor </li></ul><ul><li>To save Middle Earth </li></ul>
  5. 5. Geographical Distance <ul><li>Pandora </li></ul><ul><li>Middle Earth </li></ul>
  6. 6. Guides <ul><li>Netyiri </li></ul><ul><li>Grace </li></ul><ul><li>Norm </li></ul><ul><li>Gandalf </li></ul><ul><li>Smeagol </li></ul><ul><li>Sam </li></ul>
  7. 7. Supernatural Forces <ul><li>Spirit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Connection to the moon </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tree of Souls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bonding of creatures </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Magic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gandalf </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Elves </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Creatures <ul><li>Toruk </li></ul><ul><li>Pa’li </li></ul><ul><li>Na’vi </li></ul><ul><li>Ikran </li></ul><ul><li>Palulukan </li></ul><ul><li>Elves </li></ul><ul><li>Hobbits </li></ul><ul><li>Dwarves </li></ul><ul><li>Orcs </li></ul><ul><li>Eagles </li></ul>
  9. 9. In Media Res <ul><li>The story starts in the middle of a pre-existing story. Jake gets to the moon when the military is on the verge of over taking the Na’vi. </li></ul><ul><li>The flash back when we see how Smeagol got the ring. </li></ul>
  10. 10. External Conflict <ul><li>The epic battle scene of Pandora vs. the Marines </li></ul><ul><li>The battle at Minas Tirith. </li></ul><ul><li>The battle at the gates of Mordor. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Internal Conflict <ul><li>Jake’s conflict for the Na’vi of Pandora against his own People of Earth. </li></ul><ul><li>Frodo’s conflict with the ring. </li></ul><ul><li>Aragorn’s conflict with becoming king. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Theme <ul><li>To follow what you believe no matter what it contradicts. </li></ul><ul><li>Be wary of human nature </li></ul><ul><li>Stephen Hawking </li></ul>
  13. 13. Language <ul><li>The Na’vi Language </li></ul>

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